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World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

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World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

World leaders have sent messages of congratulations to President Biden, with many hoping that a change in attitudes and approach will follow his inauguration.

Netanyahu urges Biden to 'strengthen' US-Israel alliance

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Netanyahu urges Biden to 'strengthen' US-Israel alliance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on new US President Joe Biden to "strengthen" the two countries' alliance.

Palestinians urge EU to send monitors for summer elections

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Palestinians urge EU to send monitors for summer elections

The Palestinian prime minister called on the European Union to send observers to elections scheduled for later this year, specifically ...

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Israeli warplanes strike the besieged Gaza Strip

There were no reports of any damage from Palestinian rockets, with Israeli army sources indicating they had landed in the Mediterranean sea

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What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

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Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years.

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Uproar in Iran over banning of British, American vaccines

Iranian medics sent an open letter to President Hassan Rouhani urging the government to stop politicising the coronavirus crisis after British ...

Sudan voices frustration as latest Nile dam talks stall

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Sudan voices frustration as latest Nile dam talks stall

Sudan warned it cannot continue the "vicious cycle" of negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia in the long-running dispute over Addis Ababa's ...

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Iran Guards seize South Korean tanker amid US tensions

Iran said Monday its Revolutionary Guards had seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf waters for breaking "environmental laws", at a time ...

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

The New Arab Staff

MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

The New Arab's picks for the best of Middle Eastern films and TV series from a difficult year.

Turkey's rise and Iran's decline in the South Caucasus

Fuad Shahbazov

Turkey's rise and Iran's decline in the South Caucasus

Analysis: With Turkey asserting its influence in the South Caucasus region during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Iran must now adapt to a new ...

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

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Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

Coronavirus restrictions are keeping away the thousands of visitors who usually celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

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Palestinian foreign minister urges Israel to return to talks

Palestinian foreign minister called on Israel to return to talks based on a two-state solution, saying the Palestinian Authority is ready to ...

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Netanyahu gets Covid-19 vaccine to kickstart Israel's rollout

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday, kicking off a national rollout over the coming days, though ...

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Palestinians clamp down on virus with stricter measures

The Israeli-occupied West Bank will see its schools and universities closed for a two-week period starting Sunday, with gyms, restaurants and ...

US Muslims press Organization of Islamic Cooperation on China

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US Muslims press Organization of Islamic Cooperation on China

As the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) remains silent on Beijing's mass incarceration of Uighurs, US Muslim groups have accused ...

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Palestinian president meets Qatari emir in Doha

Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas met with the Qatari emir in the capital Doha on Saturday, amid increasing Arab normalisation deals with ...

Iraq 'shrine factions' look to peel away from Hashed

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Iraq 'shrine factions' look to peel away from Hashed

Four warring factions in Iraq threaten the country's fragility.

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Muhammad Shehada

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Comment: Hanan Ashrawi's departure leaves the PLO a poorer place, headed by a power hungry Abbas, and in desperate need of reform, ...

Morocco confirms 'resumption' of diplomatic relations with Israel

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Morocco confirms 'resumption' of diplomatic relations with Israel

King Mohammed VI said the move in no way affected Morocco's "ongoing and sustained commitment to the just Palestinian cause".

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